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Title: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: m2 on September 29, 2010, 03:36:22 PM
The Fray: Denver (May 21, 2011), Salt Lake City (May 24, 2011), Edmonton (June 1, 2011)

Lenny Kravitz:
Seattle (June 4, 2011), Oakland (June 7, 2011), Anaheim (June 17 and 18, 2011)

Florence and The Machine: East Lansing (June 26, 2011) and Miami (June 29, 2011)

Interpol: Chicago (July 5, 2011), Montreal (July 8 and 9, 2011), Toronto (July 11, 2011), Philadelphia (July 14, 2011), East Rutherford (July 20, 2011), and Minneapolis (July 23, 2011)

plus Snow Patrol in Mexico City on May 14, 2011

Our story: http://www.atu2.com/news/u2-announces-2011-opening-acts.html
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: Droo on September 29, 2010, 04:04:44 PM
Yay Interpol for my show!

All I can say besides that is: thank God it's not The Fray.
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: InThisHeartland on September 29, 2010, 04:10:22 PM
Interpol still :(

would want Florence
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: TyraRay on September 29, 2010, 04:18:44 PM
NOOOOOOOOO :'(
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: StrongGirl on September 29, 2010, 04:52:30 PM
I really wanted Lenny in NY.  :'(  Oh well, it will still be great! ;D
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: u2kennesaw,ga on September 29, 2010, 05:44:20 PM
NOOOOO i wanted snow patrol to come to the US for the first time this tour  :'(
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: HarlemsAngel94 on September 29, 2010, 05:52:10 PM
I tried... but I can't get into Interpol. Maybe the live show will do something for me...
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: u2kennesaw,ga on September 29, 2010, 05:52:51 PM
imagine this man opening. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mclGjnho-9A *faints at idea*   :D
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: Monicalea on September 29, 2010, 06:38:16 PM
I am aware of most of those people, kind of familiar with Kravitz, but that's about it.
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: LoveSupreme on September 29, 2010, 07:21:10 PM
I am soooo happy Florence is opening Miami. I never thought I'd get to see her live.
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The
Post by: Thunder Peel on September 29, 2010, 08:17:28 PM
Yay, I still get to see Interpol! That made my night. ;D
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on September 29, 2010, 08:26:52 PM
I was looking forward to seeing Lenny in Denver :-\
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: imafan on September 29, 2010, 08:51:29 PM
Woo-Hoo - Kravitz now opens in Seattle!  That and Redzone Tix! What a night!
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: merkado on September 29, 2010, 09:10:14 PM
Snow Patrol? ....ugh :/
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: ABloodRedSky on September 29, 2010, 09:45:42 PM
I've never listened to Interpol...I'll explore this catalogue a bit.
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on September 29, 2010, 10:01:56 PM
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Snow Patrol? ....ugh :/

They're awesome ;D
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: jenniferh aka jen on September 29, 2010, 10:39:44 PM
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I was looking forward to seeing Lenny in Denver :-\

I'd rather see Lenny instead of The Fray in Denver. :o Can't stand that band!
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: TyraRay on September 29, 2010, 11:13:43 PM
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I was looking forward to seeing Lenny in Denver :-\

I'd rather see Lenny instead of The Fray in Denver. :o Can't stand that band!

I love love love love The Fray! I actually didnt know about them much before I found out they use to be opening for U2 in Seattle,
so I bought both CD's and LOOV ED THEM!
Such AMAZING powerful lyrics !
 :'( :'(

Oh well.. whatever..
my moms happy. ::)
LOOL
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on September 30, 2010, 12:30:14 AM
Interpol would easily be the best result.

Apologies to anyone who gets The Fray.  :D
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: miami on September 30, 2010, 06:47:32 AM
aagh no. u2 have jumped on the florence band-wagon :'(. i know u2 are trying to help a european act break the states, but all i can say to those of you across the pond is: cover those ears!! Over-rated/out-of-tune singer and a one album wonder imo.
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: AchtungPiano on September 30, 2010, 06:59:24 AM
LENNY KRAVITZ?!?!?!?!? THAT ONE HIT WONDER GUY FROM THE 90S?!?!?!?!?  :o :o :o :o :o >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


and people are complaining that they got The Fray and Interpol... :P
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: CherryYouDanceWithMe on September 30, 2010, 07:02:16 AM
I actually had to look up Florence and the machine. I had never heard of them  ::)
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on September 30, 2010, 11:51:57 AM
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LENNY KRAVITZ?!?!?!?!? THAT ONE HIT WONDER GUY FROM THE 90S?!?!?!?!?  :o :o :o :o :o >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Maybe to people your age he's a one hit wonder but he isnt a one hit wonder :P
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: renno on September 30, 2010, 02:01:10 PM
i would love to see Florence and U2 on the same bill >:(
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: Boom Cha! on September 30, 2010, 02:36:11 PM
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I've never listened to Interpol...I'll explore this catalogue a bit.

Yes! I'm a big fan, so if you need a nudge in the right direction; you know who to come to.  :)

I won't be able to go to the Philly show next year, so I'm disappointed I won't be seeing them.  :(
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: u2kennesaw,ga on September 30, 2010, 02:37:04 PM
i have a question boom cha. i have 5 dollars on itunes. what songs do i buy  ???
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: AchtungPiano on September 30, 2010, 05:29:54 PM
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LENNY KRAVITZ?!?!?!?!? THAT ONE HIT WONDER GUY FROM THE 90S?!?!?!?!?  :o :o :o :o :o >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Maybe to people your age he's a one hit wonder but he isnt a one hit wonder :P

yes...but compared to Interpol and The Fray, who are both amazing, and Florence+the Machine, who is very promising, its a huge dissapointment. frankly, U2 should be recruiting newer indie bands like Vampire Weekend and MGMT to open for them. maybe Arcade Fire.
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: ptrocku2 on September 30, 2010, 07:46:09 PM
Lenny has more than one hit.
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on September 30, 2010, 07:52:37 PM
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LENNY KRAVITZ?!?!?!?!? THAT ONE HIT WONDER GUY FROM THE 90S?!?!?!?!?  :o :o :o :o :o >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


and people are complaining that they got The Fray and Interpol... :P

Just because you don't like them doesn't make them one-hit wonders. Look up what that phrase really means.  ;)

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LENNY KRAVITZ?!?!?!?!? THAT ONE HIT WONDER GUY FROM THE 90S?!?!?!?!?  :o :o :o :o :o >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Maybe to people your age he's a one hit wonder but he isnt a one hit wonder :P

yes...but compared to Interpol and The Fray, who are both amazing, and Florence+the Machine, who is very promising, its a huge dissapointment. frankly, U2 should be recruiting newer indie bands like Vampire Weekend and MGMT to open for them. maybe Arcade Fire.

I think MGMT declined some time ago. They're a bunch of hacks, anyway.
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: Boom Cha! on September 30, 2010, 09:03:58 PM
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i have a question boom cha. i have 5 dollars on itunes. what songs do i buy  ???

Here are five songs I'd suggest (no specific order):

1. Evil
2. Barricade
3. Slow Hands
4. NARC
5. Untitled

I think they're more of an album band, so if you like any or all of those songs; look into one of their albums. You can always use youtube to search too.
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: AchtungPiano on September 30, 2010, 09:29:31 PM
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LENNY KRAVITZ?!?!?!?!? THAT ONE HIT WONDER GUY FROM THE 90S?!?!?!?!?  :o :o :o :o :o >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


and people are complaining that they got The Fray and Interpol... :P

Just because you don't like them doesn't make them one-hit wonders. Look up what that phrase really means.  ;)

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LENNY KRAVITZ?!?!?!?!? THAT ONE HIT WONDER GUY FROM THE 90S?!?!?!?!?  :o :o :o :o :o >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Maybe to people your age he's a one hit wonder but he isnt a one hit wonder :P

yes...but compared to Interpol and The Fray, who are both amazing, and Florence+the Machine, who is very promising, its a huge dissapointment. frankly, U2 should be recruiting newer indie bands like Vampire Weekend and MGMT to open for them. maybe Arcade Fire.

I think MGMT declined some time ago. They're a bunch of hacks, anyway.


well i honestly don't know anyone who can name a Lenny Kravitz song besides Are You Going to Go My Way.
and MGMT is the future of music. don't be hating.  ;)
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: Crewboy on September 30, 2010, 09:56:47 PM
Black Velveteen
Mr Cab Driver
Let Love Rule
It Ain't Over Til It's Over
Mama Said.

Everybody has their own tastes and preferences when it comes to music.  You may not happen to like them....but at the very least be a bit more respectful in your posts.  Agree to disagree...but no reason to bash.

Personally I was gutted that Los Angeles fans got The Black Eyed Peas on last year's tour....while other cities got Muse.  But they actually surprised me....they were entertaining. 

I think Lenny will probably do the same.
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: AchtungPiano on October 01, 2010, 06:48:32 AM
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Black Velveteen
Mr Cab Driver
Let Love Rule
It Ain't Over Til It's Over
Mama Said.

Everybody has their own tastes and preferences when it comes to music.  You may not happen to like them....but at the very least be a bit more respectful in your posts.  Agree to disagree...but no reason to bash.

Personally I was gutted that Los Angeles fans got The Black Eyed Peas on last year's tour....while other cities got Muse.  But they actually surprised me....they were entertaining. 

I think Lenny will probably do the same.

but...BEP is awesome and have had...i don't know...10 hits? not to mention they're at least current...
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on October 01, 2010, 06:56:26 AM
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LENNY KRAVITZ?!?!?!?!? THAT ONE HIT WONDER GUY FROM THE 90S?!?!?!?!?  :o :o :o :o :o >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(


and people are complaining that they got The Fray and Interpol... :P

Just because you don't like them doesn't make them one-hit wonders. Look up what that phrase really means.  ;)

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LENNY KRAVITZ?!?!?!?!? THAT ONE HIT WONDER GUY FROM THE 90S?!?!?!?!?  :o :o :o :o :o >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Maybe to people your age he's a one hit wonder but he isnt a one hit wonder :P

yes...but compared to Interpol and The Fray, who are both amazing, and Florence+the Machine, who is very promising, its a huge dissapointment. frankly, U2 should be recruiting newer indie bands like Vampire Weekend and MGMT to open for them. maybe Arcade Fire.

I think MGMT declined some time ago. They're a bunch of hacks, anyway.


well i honestly don't know anyone who can name a Lenny Kravitz song besides Are You Going to Go My Way.
and MGMT is the future of music. don't be hating.  ;)

Well okay then. I'm not really into indie pop.

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Black Velveteen
Mr Cab Driver
Let Love Rule
It Ain't Over Til It's Over
Mama Said.

Everybody has their own tastes and preferences when it comes to music.  You may not happen to like them....but at the very least be a bit more respectful in your posts.  Agree to disagree...but no reason to bash.

Personally I was gutted that Los Angeles fans got The Black Eyed Peas on last year's tour....while other cities got Muse.  But they actually surprised me....they were entertaining. 

I think Lenny will probably do the same.

but...BEP is awesome and have had...i don't know...10 hits? not to mention they're at least current...

Why does it matter if a band has hits? BEP is just your regular Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest stuff.

Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: Miami66 on October 01, 2010, 08:27:09 AM
yeah I think they should have better bands open up for them than what they've had. I mean I'd much rather have bands that I've heard of open up instead of the ones they have. I'd roll my eyes at all of the US bands for next year, maybe Kravitz won't be that bad but the others  :-X
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: linasd on October 01, 2010, 08:30:17 AM
No matter who opens up you'll be waiting for them to finish as fast as possible so U2 can enter. It doesn't matter.
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on October 01, 2010, 09:11:56 AM
What's so bad about Interpol? They're a pretty good band.

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yeah I think they should have better bands open up for them than what they've had. I mean I'd much rather have bands that I've heard of open up instead of the ones they have. I'd roll my eyes at all of the US bands for next year, maybe Kravitz won't be that bad but the others  :-X

Maybe you should check them out a bit more?  :)
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: Number1U2fan on October 01, 2010, 10:38:27 AM
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i have a question boom cha. i have 5 dollars on itunes. what songs do i buy  ???

Here are five songs I'd suggest (no specific order):

1. Evil
2. Barricade
3. Slow Hands
4. NARC
5. Untitled

I think they're more of an album band, so if you like any or all of those songs; look into one of their albums. You can always use youtube to search too.
YAY! (actually boo!!!) I get Kravits 3x for both Anaheim and Oakland. I'd rather have Interpol over any of these openers!!! Then Snow Patrol comes in 2nd. For $5 and you want some great Interpol songs? I suggest these:

1. Slow Hands
2. Specialist
3. Evil
4. C'mere
5. Narc

Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: p8ru2 on October 02, 2010, 10:03:35 AM
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I was looking forward to seeing Lenny in Denver :-\

Ditto on this!  And LK is not a 1 hit wonder.  Oh well... The Fray it is...  *sighs*
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: u2kennesaw,ga on October 27, 2010, 02:55:37 PM
WHY FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE FOR NASHVILLE  >:(  :'(
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: LoveSupreme on October 27, 2010, 03:28:11 PM
Because she's amazing. Dont question The U2. They know all.
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on October 28, 2010, 12:59:17 AM
Be happy you didn't get The Fray. That song they play would go for hours.
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Post by: AchtungPiano on October 28, 2010, 06:51:11 AM
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WHY FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE FOR NASHVILLE  >:(  :'(

because they're a promising young band.
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Be happy you didn't get The Fray. That song they play would go for hours.

and so are they!  ::)
and actually they have 5 hits, not just 1.  ;)
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: linasd on October 28, 2010, 06:53:26 AM
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WHY FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE FOR NASHVILLE  >:(  :'(

Better than Interpol. I want Florence as an opening act.
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Post by: AchtungPiano on October 28, 2010, 06:54:38 AM
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WHY FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE FOR NASHVILLE  >:(  :'(

Better than Interpol. I want Florence as an opening act.

Interpol's good too!  ::)

honestly, the only bad option was Lenny Kravitz, who stopped being popular in the 90s. and Snow Patrol, who are basically a glorified one-hit-wonder. (but a really good one!)
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on October 28, 2010, 07:03:49 AM
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Be happy you didn't get The Fray. That song they play would go for hours.

and so are they!  ::)
and actually they have 5 hits, not just 1.  ;)

I meant as in all their songs sound identical to each other you wouldn't be able to tell if they've actually finished the song!

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WHY FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE FOR NASHVILLE  >:(  :'(

Better than Interpol. I want Florence as an opening act.

What's wrong with Interpol? I would like to know this.

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WHY FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE FOR NASHVILLE  >:(  :'(

Better than Interpol. I want Florence as an opening act.

Interpol's good too!  ::)

honestly, the only bad option was Lenny Kravitz, who stopped being popular in the 90s. and Snow Patrol, who are basically a glorified one-hit-wonder. (but a really good one!)

How are Snow Patrol one-hit wonders again? I'm not really a fan but I don't understand why you seem to determine quality with the amount of hits had.

Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: linasd on October 28, 2010, 07:04:11 AM
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WHY FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE FOR NASHVILLE  >:(  :'(

Better than Interpol. I want Florence as an opening act.

Interpol's good too!  ::)

honestly, the only bad option was Lenny Kravitz, who stopped being popular in the 90s. and Snow Patrol, who are basically a glorified one-hit-wonder. (but a really good one!)

They make good songs but live they are a bore. I've only seen them once, in Paris, but it looked like they were gonna fall asleep on stage. They were so bored. :/
Title: Re: 2011 N. American Opening Acts: Kravitz, The Fray, Interpol, Florence and The...
Post by: Starman on November 01, 2010, 12:33:09 PM
AP, DON'T DISS LENNY!!!!! I WOULD MUCH RATHER HAVE HIM AT MY SHOWS THAN ANY OF THE OTHER BANDS!!!!!!

I have to deal with Interpol for Philly AND Pittsburgh. I really wish I had Lenny instead. I've tried to get into them, but....

I wouldn't mind The Fray at first but after a while...ugh.

Florence + Who?

I'm not gonna lie, AP, your posts really made me mad. You hate Lenny but you like the BEP?!!  :o :o They're worse than everyone else. And you like Lady GaGa and Kanye, so I don't wanna hear it!!!!

I really wish Muse was still opening.  :'(


And yes Ken, Brandon would be awesome!!!!